Open Your Eyes
By: Paula Daly
Publication Date: 10/9/2018
My Rating: 4 Stars Haven’t we all wanted to pretend everything’s perfectly fine? Jane Campbell avoids confrontation at all costs. Given the choice, she’ll always let her husband, Leon―a bestselling thriller author―fight their battles. She’d prefer to focus on the good things in life: precious days with her two young children, a steady and loving marriage, their mischievously playful cat Bonita, and her fulfilling job as a creative writing teacher. In Jane’s eyes, life is altogether sweeter than any individual bump in the road. But when Leon suffers a brutal attack in the driveway of their home, in front of their children, Jane has to finally face reality. Who would commit such a hateful offense in broad daylight? Leon has imagined his fair share of crime on the page, and now this unthinkable violence has landed on the Campbell family doorstep. With her husband in a coma, Jane must open her eyes to the problems in her life, as well as the secrets that have been kept from her. Although she might not like what she sees, if she’s committed to discovering who hurt her husband―and why―Jane needs to take matters into her own hands.
A surprising and gripping thriller of literary ambition and envy, from acclaimed novelist Paula Daly, Open Your Eyes exposes an ordinary suburban family to a shocking act of revenge that irreparably changes their lives.
“An evenly paced thriller; Daly delivers just enough clues and twists, a little bit at a time, to keep the reader guessing . . . [Open Your Eyes is] A satisfyingly original thriller.”―Kirkus Reviews
“An electrifying plot that keeps you guessing to the last.”―Fiona Barton, author of The Widow
“[Open Your Eyes is] another gripping, heartbreaking read from a brilliant writer.”―Jill Mansell, author of You and Me, Always
“Dark and delicious . . . Daly does it again!”―L. V. Hay, author of The Other Twin
“Effortless writing, brilliant storytelling, characters that you really root for (even the villains!) So cleverly done. Her books just get better and better.” ―Susi Holliday, author of The Deaths of December
“Brilliant characters, fast paced and gripping.”―Claire Douglas, author of Local Girl Missing
About the Author
Paula Daly is the critically acclaimed author of five novels. Her work has been sold in fifteen countries, shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for Crime Novel of the Year award, and her books are currently being developed for television.
She was born in Lancashire and lives in the Lake District with her husband, three children, and whippet Skippy. Read More